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baked turkey breast in white dish with fresh herbs

Cajun Style Turkey Breast Recipe

Learn how to make the most delicious and juiciest turkey breast recipe in the oven, cajun style.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 192kcal


  • 3 Lb. Boneless Turkey Breast
  • ½ Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Salt Or To Taste
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Pepper
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Cajun Seasoning Or Creole Seasoning
  • 2 Tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tsp. Cumin
  • 2 Tsp. Garlic Powder


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking dish with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
    Clean and pat dry the turkey breast.
    Place the butter, garlic, and remaining seasoning in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Loosen the skin of the turkey breast. Spread half of the butter mixture underneath the skin of the turkey, and spread the other half of the butter on top of the turkey breast and underneath.
  • Place the turkey in the coated baking dish. Bake (uncovered) for 15-20 minutes or until skin has just started to brown.
    Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices. Be sure to set the timer to avoid overcooking.
    Check the temperature of the turkey by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Remove the turkey out of the oven as soon as the thermometer reads least 160 degrees.
    Cover the turkey lightly with foil and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, or until thermometer registers at least 165 degrees.
    turkey in white dish with sauce
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme. Serve.
    Turkey breast in dish with fresh herbs


** When it comes to poultry especially, people can sometimes overcook the meat to err on the side of caution. That’s why it’s highly recommended to use a meat thermometer, so you can be confident that your turkey is fully cooked and safe to eat.
** Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 12People | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1386mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 32mg